Editor’s Note: This report is published here with permission from MTPR.org. It may not be reproduced or republished without prior written consent from Montana Public Radio. By Corin Cates-Carney, MTPR.org Grizzly bear managers are meeting in Missoula this week. One thing they’ll be talking about is a bear that made a historic migration across in […]
by Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com | Dec. 7, 2015 The country’s top wildlife official wrote state game chiefs in September agreeing the Yellowstone-area grizzly bear population could decline to 600 — 114 fewer than today’s count of 714 — once federal protections are lifted. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe’s Sept. 24 […]
Barry Beach, thanked God, the governor, his supporters, and the press during an emotional press conference outside the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge on Nov. 20, 2015. Beach said going back to prison 18 months ago, “was the worst experience in life.” “It took me a couple years to overcome that moment,” Beach said. […]
Here’s a link to Governor Steve Bullock’s order commuting Barry Beach’s 100-years-without parole prison sentence: EO_19_2015_Beach Barry Beach’s conviction for the 1979 murder of Kimberly Nees remains in place. The governor’s order does not exonerate Beach of the crime, but recognizes that Beach was a juvenile at the time Nees was murdered, and that under […]
Barry Beach, the man who has spent more than 30 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit, and spent 18 months a free man before being returned to prison, was expected to walk out of Montana State Prison in Deerlodge for good today at noon. (I’m currently driving to Deerlodge and […]
Montana Public Radio news director Eric Whitney interviewed me at length Tuesday about my recent report on the suspended state doctor accused of illegal drug use. Last week the Montana Board of Medical Examiners suspended the medical license of Dr. Mark Jay Catalanello for the second time after he allegedly violated the terms of a […]
The doctor in charge of a state-run chemical dependency treatment program in Butte has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, including felony arrests.
California District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Wednesday ordered the investigative file containing the emails that cost disgraced Chief Montana U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull his job must be preserved until 2019. Last November four plaintiffs – Four Directions, Indian People’s Action, Sara Plains Feather, and Clifford Bird In Ground – filed a petition in […]